Oktoberfest – September 30th & October 1st

Oktoberfest – Daily Program

Bavarian Village

Celebrate Oktoberfest by strolling through German vendors, artisans, restaurants and more in our new Bavarian Village! Learn more about German culture from local clubs and organizations.

Dachshund Races

Joust Track: 2:00pm

Come one, come all to watch these little pups prance! Bring your wiener dog to show off their speed and find out who is the fastest in the Realm. This is the most fun you can have on four legs. Pre-register online to have your dog participate (pet admission included in registration fee).

Traditional German Music & Dancing


The Flemming Fold




Polka Lessons





Stein Holding

Shepherd’s Green: 10:00am & 3:00pm

Hold your stein for as long as you can! Stein will be filled with water and contestants must hold with arm fully extended perpendicular to your body.

FREE Schell’s Octoberfest Tastings

Join us for a FREE Schell’s Tasting on the Pavilion Stage at 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm. Sample five flavors of Schell’s while you learn about the brand, how it is made, etc.

Seating is limited and will begin 15 minutes prior; everyone must have a valid ID by order of his Majesty King Henry and the State of Minnesota. No Exceptions!


Shepherd’s Green: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Take your best shot at the challenging and favorite Oktoberfest game! Patrons can battle one another by using a wedge-shaped hammer to hit a nail into a tree stump.

Bier Pong

Shepherd’s Green: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Grab a beer and a partner to compete in the Bier Pong Tournaments in Shepherd’s Green. Sign up is free and will take place 15 minutes prior to the tournaments in the field. Come win some prizes just by drinking beer!

Lederhosen & Drindl Costume Contest

Shepherd’s Green Stage: 10:00am

Lace up your Drindl and straighten your Lederhosen! Compete in our German themed costume contest to win prizes and the admiration of the crowd!

Best Beard Competition

Shepherd’s Green Stage: 10:30am

Patrons proud of their finely trimmed and manicured beards can enter into the Beard Competition!

The most appealing beards will win prizes for the following categories:

  • Longest Beard
  • Grizzliest (Fullest) Beard
  • Most Unique Beard
  • Best Mustache
  • Best Trimmed Beard

Sauerkraut Eating Contest

Shepherd’s Green Stage: 11:30am

All patrons fit for the challenge can fill their belly with a German favorite at the Sauerkraut Eating Competition.

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